10 days in Darwin, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) & Katherine Itinerary

10 days in Darwin, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) & Katherine Itinerary

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10 days in Darwin, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) & Katherine Itinerary

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Darwin

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, make a trip to The Old Town Hall, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Darwin tour itinerary site .

In October in Darwin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock and then make a trip to Ubirr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, then make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Katherine Gorge.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine travel planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Katherine are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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